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Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Apr 25

    Important Environmental Insurance Ruling Issued In Protracted Insurance-Coverage Dispute

    Important Environmental Insurance Ruling Issued In Protracted Insurance-Coverage Dispute
    The latest ruling in the long-running environmental insurance case, Olin Corporation v. Lamorak Ins. Co., was released on April 18, 2018, by Judge Rakoff of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of New York. Judge Rakoff…
  • Apr 25

    Alleged Government Inaction Did Not Amount to Inverse Condemnation and a Compensable Taking

    Alleged Government Inaction Did Not Amount to Inverse Condemnation and a Compensable Taking
    On April 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided the case of St. Bernard Parish Government, et al., v. U.S., reversing a decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The Court of Claims had found that a Constitutional…
  • Apr 20

    High Times for Affordable Housing?

    High Times for Affordable Housing?
    As noted in a prior post, the affordable housing industry is struggling to make ends meet after equity pricing took a dive in response to the decreased corporate tax rate under President Trump’s tax reform plan. While some reprieve was…
Rank this Week: 1089

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

Construction law news and information from the Golden State. By Garret Murai.

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 1158

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Apr 17

    Second Consecutive Election to Super Lawyers! Thanks!

    Second Consecutive Election to Super Lawyers! Thanks!
    I am always appreciative and humbled to join the great lawyers who populate lists such as Legal Elite and Super Lawyers. Needless to say I am even more thankful when I get elected to a great list like the Virginia Super Lawyers this year in…
  • Mar 26

    Virginia General Assembly Helps Construction Contractor

    Virginia General Assembly Helps Construction Contractor
    Originally posted 2017-03-13 12:04:26. As reported last week at the Virginia Real Estate, Land Use and Construction Law Blog (authored by my good friend Tim Hughes (@timrhughes)), the Virginia General Assembly has passed an amendment to the…
  • Mar 26

    Some Construction Nuggets to Consider

    Some Construction Nuggets to Consider
    Originally posted 2012-02-24 09:00:08. For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome a good friend, Brett Marston. Brett is the head of the construction law practice group at Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore in Roanoke,…
Rank this Week: 1222

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Dec 7

    Five "Boilerplate" Terms to Negotiate in Your Next Subcontract - Part II

    Five "Boilerplate" Terms to Negotiate in Your Next Subcontract - Part II
    As was stated in Part I of this article, whether you negotiate your own subcontracts or rely on your lawyer to do the heavy lifting at contract time, a savvy subcontractor should understand the basic purpose of common subcontract…
  • Nov 3

    Five "Boilerplate" Terms to Negotiate in Your Next Subcontract

    Five "Boilerplate" Terms to Negotiate in Your Next Subcontract
    Whether you negotiate your own subcontracts or rely on your lawyer to do the heavy lifting at contract time, a savvy subcontractor should understand the basic purpose of common subcontract provisions, and be prepared to negotiate for fair and…
  • Oct 20

    Increases to Washington’s Minimum Wage

    Increases to Washington’s Minimum Wage
    As part of Washington’s Initiative 1433, approved by voters in November 2016, Washington’s minimum wage will be increased to $13.50 by January 1, 2020.  At the time the initiative was approved, Washington’s minimum wage…
Rank this Week: 909

Msquire's Musings

Msquire's Musings

Covers the analysis and management of legal risks for entrepreneurs, small businesses, community associations (homeowners associations) and other non-profit organizations. By Linda E. Cummings.

http://msquire.wordpress.com
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face.  Indeed, the idea that…
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face. …
  • Oct 13

    On Big Gifts in Small Package

    On Big Gifts in Small Package
    I struggled a bit for a title for this post, and I’m still not sure I got it right (but I’m thinking there might not be a “right” title for this one). Anyway . . . .  Despite my best efforts to “catch up” on Columbus Day, this…
Rank this Week: 1251

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 2861

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2530

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    A New (Sort of) Class Action in Protection of European Consumer

    A New (Sort of) Class Action in Protection of European Consumer
    By Ignasi Guardans Background The European Commission (“Commission”) presented this initiative in the context of a proposed revision of the EU framework on consumer protection. The “Package” (as the name goes when…
  • Apr 5

    In Site – Spring 2018 Edition

    In Site – Spring 2018 Edition
    By Kevin Greene, Inga K. Hall, Nicola J. Ellis, Camilla de Moraes, and Sarah A. Drinkwater, K&L Gates, London Welcome to the Spring edition of “In Site”. This edition provides an update on the new 2017 FIDIC suite of…
  • Mar 16

    Sub-clause 20.1 of the FIDIC Under Polish Law – Is It an Enforceable Time Bar?

    Sub-clause 20.1 of the FIDIC Under Polish Law – Is It an Enforceable Time Bar?
    By Dominika Jędrzejczyk Whether the lapse of the 28-day notification period under sub-clause 20.1 of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Red and Yellow Books renders the contractor’s claim time-barred…
Rank this Week: 4094

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 3638

The Lien Zone Construction Law…

The Lien Zone Construction Law Blog

The Lien Zone is a construction law blog for Florida contractors. It includes forms, infographics, videos and articles.

http://www.thelienzone.com
  • Apr 24

    Multiparty Checks In Construction

    Multiparty Checks In Construction
    If a check is directed as payable to two or more payees whose names are separated on the payee line by a diagonal slash, or virgule symbol (as in the form of “John Smith/Bob the Builder, Inc.”) they are considered to be payable in…
  • Apr 17

    Who Owns Those Construction Drawings?

    Who Owns Those Construction Drawings?
     You might assume that an owner who pays for a set of plans has the exclusive rights to those drawings or blueprints. But in fact, there may be exceptions. Look at the language surrounding the actual request for the drawings. …
  • Apr 10

    Are You Really Going to Cash That Check Marked “Paid in Full”?

    Are You Really Going to Cash That Check Marked “Paid in Full”?
    You are busy building an addition for a customer. You submit some change orders but the owner disputes your claim for extras. You explain that the scope of the contracted work was changed but the owner just isn’t seeing it your way. You…
Rank this Week: 2281

Florida Construction Law News

Florida Construction Law News

Covers Florida construction law legislation, case law, trends and issues. By Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.

http://floridaconstructionupdate.com/
  • Apr 24

    The Importance of the Subcontractor Exception to the “Your Work” Exclusion

    The Importance of the Subcontractor Exception to the “Your Work” Exclusion
    Commercial General Liability (CGL) policies typically include a “your work” exclusion, excluding coverage for “’property damage’ to ‘your work’ arising out of it or any part of it and included in the…
  • Jan 24

    Construction Trial Succe

    Construction Trial Succe
    We are pleased to congratulate Dan Levin and George Truitt on a very successful verdict in a three (3) week construction defect jury trial in Miami. The Plaintiff, a luxury high rise condominium association in the Williams Island section of…
  • Dec 15

    Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Ins. Co.

    Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Ins. Co.
    The Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Ins. Co., Case No., SC16-1420, which answered the following certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh…
Rank this Week: 3346

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Apr 22

    The Last Straw for a Rational Environmental Policy?

    The Last Straw for a Rational Environmental Policy?
    In the wake of the 48th anniversary of Earth Day yesterday, among the hottest environmental issues of the day appears to be criminalizing the plastic drinking straw. The import of the “war on drinking straws” must be true because…
  • Apr 15

    Green Globes 01-201X about to be Green Lighted

    Green Globes 01-201X about to be Green Lighted
    There is an electric charge running through the green building industrial complex with the announcement last week that “Green Building Initiative Launches New Green Globes Pilot Program.” And while the breadth of the pilots among…
  • Apr 8

    Locals Laws Stop the Setting Sun on Solar Installation

    Locals Laws Stop the Setting Sun on Solar Installation
    Two bills pending in the Montgomery County Council aim to increase the use of renewable energy in the suburban Maryland County. At a time when the number of households installing solar panels on their roofs declined last year, the first…
Rank this Week: 3811

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Covers Florida construction law and government contracting. By David Adelstein.

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
Rank this Week: 2755

Guelph Employment Law Blog

Guelph Employment Law Blog

Discusses labour and employment issues such as termination, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, severance, notice, and non-competes.

http://petermcsherry.ca/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Contracting Out of Wrongful Dismissal Award

    Contracting Out of Wrongful Dismissal Award
    It is clear that an employment contract can be used by a company to “contract-out” of the common law, or judge made law, legal rights of an employee on termination of employment. The Employment Standards Act There is a fundamental…
  • Apr 13

    Dependent Contractor

    Dependent Contractor
    In our most recent post, the issue of a principal-contractor agreement was reviewed. This week we discuss how it is possible to create a fair and binding agreement by which a person is hired as a contractor and not an employee. Often…
  • Apr 6

    Independent Contractor or Employee?

    Independent Contractor or Employee?
    If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it’s a duck. While not the law, these words do set out a fundamental legal concept. An employer cannot simply call an employee an independent contractor and…
Rank this Week: 1717

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

By the Law Office of Ray Garcia, P.A.

http://floridaconstructionlawgroup.com/fclg-blog/
  • Apr 20

    Know the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and an Employee

    Know the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and an Employee
    For most construction companies, it is necessary to have a combination of full-time employees and independent contractors to complete specific jobs. Each of these two types of workers will be able to fulfill different types of roles so that…
  • Mar 20

    Construction Law: 4 Tips to Avoid A Lawsuit

    Construction Law: 4 Tips to Avoid A Lawsuit
    As a construction company or general contractor, virtually all new jobs start out on a positive note for all parties involved. Over the course of the job, however, things can deteriorate and result in some major issues. Even when both parties…
  • Feb 20

    4 Situations in Which a Construction Loan Can Be Foreclosed

    4 Situations in Which a Construction Loan Can Be Foreclosed
    When a home or other building is being built or renovated, there will typically be a loan involved to fund the project. Just like with a traditional mortgage, if the parties involved fail to make their payment as agreed, the property can…
Rank this Week: 2656

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

Covers foreclosures and construction defects.

http://floridaconstructionlawgroup.com/fclg-blog/
  • Apr 20

    Know the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and an Employee

    Know the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and an Employee
    For most construction companies, it is necessary to have a combination of full-time employees and independent contractors to complete specific jobs. Each of these two types of workers will be able to fulfill different types of roles so that…
  • Mar 20

    Construction Law: 4 Tips to Avoid A Lawsuit

    Construction Law: 4 Tips to Avoid A Lawsuit
    As a construction company or general contractor, virtually all new jobs start out on a positive note for all parties involved. Over the course of the job, however, things can deteriorate and result in some major issues. Even when both parties…
  • Feb 20

    4 Situations in Which a Construction Loan Can Be Foreclosed

    4 Situations in Which a Construction Loan Can Be Foreclosed
    When a home or other building is being built or renovated, there will typically be a loan involved to fund the project. Just like with a traditional mortgage, if the parties involved fail to make their payment as agreed, the property can…
Rank this Week: 2731

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Expediting Bid Protest

    Expediting Bid Protest
    Last week, the Rand Corporation, which just completed an analysis of the federal bid-protest system, announced that one thing the federal government has been doing particularly well is resolving bid protests quickly–the majority within…
  • Apr 11

    New Ordinance Proposed to Facilitate Mass Transit in South Florida

    New Ordinance Proposed to Facilitate Mass Transit in South Florida
    Regional mass-transit systems are often plagued by the permitting challenges associated with construction in multiple cities, each with its own priorities, regulations, and permitting processes.  For example, the cost of the first leg of…
  • Mar 28

    Real Estate Tax Help for Vertical Subdivision

    Real Estate Tax Help for Vertical Subdivision
    For many years we have sought to address the problems faced by mixed-use developments where different uses in a single structure are carved up into separate fee simple parcels. The main problem has been the inability to obtain separate tax…
Rank this Week: 3426

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

Discusses construction law issues in North Carolina. By Melissa Dewey Brumback.

http://constructionlawnc.com
  • Apr 19

    Apologize for a design error? (law note)

    Apologize for a design error? (law note)
    Have you ever apologized to a client for a failure in your professional work? Is that a good idea, or one that will get you in trouble with your partners/ lawyers/ insurance carrier/ the Court? As always, the answer is “it…
  • Apr 10

    Insight into the AIA changes from an insider (law note)

    Insight into the AIA changes from an insider (law note)
    After my series on the Top 10 Changes to the AIA 201, I heard from the Chair of the Task Group for the A201-2017, Arlen M. Solocheck.  Arlen is also both an architect and in-house owner’s representative at Maricopa Community…
  • Apr 6

    Bonus Post: Other Notable Changes to the A201 Construction Contract (law note)

    Bonus Post: Other Notable Changes to the A201 Construction Contract (law note)
    Following our deep-dive into the newest A201 changes, and as promised in yesterday’s Insurance changes post, here are a few bonus changes to the General Conditions of the Contract: If the Architect is terminated, the Owner must identify…
Rank this Week: 4313

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien…

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

Covers Georgia state law and information related to pending and recent changes to law affecting construction professionals. By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog
  • Apr 18

    Construction Lawyers Learn the Business of Construction

    Construction Lawyers Learn the Business of Construction
    by Mark A. Cobb Every year, we attend on or more of the construction law seminars hosted by the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law. In January, Stephanie Dougherty and I attended the Forum’s session on laws…
  • Apr 9

    Portal Web Para Nuestros Clientes Hispanohablante

    Portal Web Para Nuestros Clientes Hispanohablante
    By: Francisco R. García-Soroeta Nos place presentar, a toda la comunidad hispanohablante, nuestro nuevo portal web en español. En el Cobb Law Group siempre nos hemos esmerado para asistir a la comunidad extensa que vive…
  • Mar 16

    South Georgia Construction Mediation & Arbitration Coming Soon

    South Georgia Construction Mediation & Arbitration Coming Soon
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that this summer, we will beginning offering mediation and arbitration in our offices located in Atlanta and in South Georgia. In fact, we are certain that we are the only state-wide construction law…
Rank this Week: 4371

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Construction Lawyers Learn the Business of Construction

    Construction Lawyers Learn the Business of Construction
    by Mark A. Cobb Every year, we attend on or more of the construction law seminars hosted by the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law. In January, Stephanie Dougherty and I attended the Forum’s session on laws…
  • Apr 9

    Portal Web Para Nuestros Clientes Hispanohablante

    Portal Web Para Nuestros Clientes Hispanohablante
    By: Francisco R. García-Soroeta Nos place presentar, a toda la comunidad hispanohablante, nuestro nuevo portal web en español. En el Cobb Law Group siempre nos hemos esmerado para asistir a la comunidad extensa que vive…
  • Mar 16

    South Georgia Construction Mediation & Arbitration Coming Soon

    South Georgia Construction Mediation & Arbitration Coming Soon
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that this summer, we will beginning offering mediation and arbitration in our offices located in Atlanta and in South Georgia. In fact, we are certain that we are the only state-wide construction law…
Rank this Week: 2667

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law

By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Construction Lawyers Learn the Business of Construction

    Construction Lawyers Learn the Business of Construction
    by Mark A. Cobb Every year, we attend on or more of the construction law seminars hosted by the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law. In January, Stephanie Dougherty and I attended the Forum’s session on laws…
  • Apr 9

    Portal Web Para Nuestros Clientes Hispanohablante

    Portal Web Para Nuestros Clientes Hispanohablante
    By: Francisco R. García-Soroeta Nos place presentar, a toda la comunidad hispanohablante, nuestro nuevo portal web en español. En el Cobb Law Group siempre nos hemos esmerado para asistir a la comunidad extensa que vive…
  • Mar 16

    South Georgia Construction Mediation & Arbitration Coming Soon

    South Georgia Construction Mediation & Arbitration Coming Soon
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that this summer, we will beginning offering mediation and arbitration in our offices located in Atlanta and in South Georgia. In fact, we are certain that we are the only state-wide construction law…
Rank this Week: 1370

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

Covers construction litigation in Colorado. By Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC.

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
  • Apr 18

    Scholarships Available for the 2018 CLM Claims College – School of Construction

    Scholarships Available for the 2018 CLM Claims College – School of Construction
    I am happy to have been asked to serve as an Executive Council member and instructor at this year's CLM Claims College – School of Construction, to be held at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland on Wednesday,…
  • Mar 28

    The Curious Case of the Three Year Statute of Limitations for Construction Earth Mover

    The Curious Case of the Three Year Statute of Limitations for Construction Earth Mover
    On March 6, 2018, Judge Edward Moss of Adams County issued a noteworthy, if bizarre, order concluding that construction excavators and earthmovers are uniquely subject to a three year statute of limitations. By way of background, in Colorado,…
  • Mar 27

    Dave McLain to Speak at the MBA's Condominium Lending Workshop 2018

    Dave McLain to Speak at the MBA's Condominium Lending Workshop 2018
    I am honored to have been invited to speak at the Mortgage Bankers Association Condominium Lending Workshop 2018.  I will be participating as a panelist on the Condo Defect Panel: The CO Perspective, along with Nate Santillanes, CRIS,…
Rank this Week: 4271

Florida Construction Law Blog

Florida Construction Law Blog

By Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

http://www.mkpalaw.com/blog
  • Apr 13

    Lawsuits filed after Miami-Dade bridge collapse

    Lawsuits filed after Miami-Dade bridge collapse
    In the latest development of the Miami-Dade bridge collapse, the attorney for the parents of one student who attended Florida International University (FIU) filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Named defendants include multiple companies that…
  • Mar 30

    Accused of construction defects? It can get costly

    Accused of construction defects? It can get costly
    It's important that construction company owners and builders understand that to the homeowner, they are the literal last line of defense against a defective end product. As such, they may face legal liabilities if a defect is discovered at...
  • Mar 16

    Pedestrian bridge collapse causes probed

    Pedestrian bridge collapse causes probed
    Even before the dust had settled on the wreckage of the collapsed Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge, fingers were being pointed at those who allegedly may have some responsibility in the disaster that has thus far…
Rank this Week: 2470

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Apr 12

    Credit Union victories in ADA website litigation – an opportunity for all defendants.

    Credit Union victories in ADA website litigation – an opportunity for all defendants.
    It seems that CUNA, the Credit Union National Association has beenslaying the dragon of serial website accessibility litigation.*  In fact, the filing of a CUNA brief recently caused the plaintiff to just give up, dismissing the case…
  • Mar 29

    Tooting our own horn – Hunt interviewed on the Facebook Fair Housing Lawsuit

    Tooting our own horn – Hunt interviewed on the Facebook Fair Housing Lawsuit
    On March 27 Richard was interviewed by the Morning Dose program on the CW network concerning the Facebook lawsuit about which we blogged yesterday. You can watch the story using this link: Facebook Being Sued for Alleged Discrimination…
  • Mar 28

    Facebook and the Fair Housing Act – a new threat to every media outlet.

    Facebook and the Fair Housing Act – a new threat to every media outlet.
    Yesterday (March 27, 2018) the National Fair Housing Alliance and other fair housing groups sued Facebook for alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act.* The lawsuit seeks a sweeping expansion of the FHA by creating liability for…
Rank this Week: 1389

Florida Construction Industry Law…

Florida Construction Industry Law Blog

Covers topics specifically concerning the construction industry, procedural components of civil litigation, case law updates and legal issue analysis. By Jimerson & Cobb, P.A.

http://www.jimersoncobb.com/blog/category/florida-construction-industry/
Rank this Week: 2207

Florida Construction Industry Law…

Florida Construction Industry Law Blog

Covers the construction industry, procedural components of civil litigation, case law updates and legal issue analysis. By Jimerson & Cobb.

http://www.jimersoncobb.com/blog/category/florida-construction-industry/
Rank this Week: 1849

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
  • Apr 4

    OIG Work Plan Monthly Updates (January, February, and March 2018)

    OIG Work Plan Monthly Updates (January, February, and March 2018)
    As previously explained in von Briesen's Legal Update OIG Work Plan Moves from Annual to Monthly Updates, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (the "OIG") has decided to update its…
  • Apr 4

    OIG Work Plan Monthly Updates (January, February, and March 2018)

    OIG Work Plan Monthly Updates (January, February, and March 2018)
    As previously explained in von Briesen's Legal Update OIG Work Plan Moves from Annual to Monthly Updates, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (the "OIG") has decided to update its…
  • Mar 29

    The Effects of Tax Reform

    The Effects of Tax Reform
    Originally published in the Milwaukee Business Journal on Friday, March 23, 2018.  The most significant tax changes in 30 years prompt questions, concerns and new strategies. 
Rank this Week: 2098

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Apr 3

    Are Proprietary Specifications Illegal?

    Are Proprietary Specifications Illegal?
    A friend came to me with a question regarding a case he was working: “can a public owner require that bidders use a specific brand name product?”  “Of course not,” I said “proprietary specifications are…
  • Mar 27

    Union “Extortion” Under the Hobbs Act

    Union “Extortion” Under the Hobbs Act
    Last week’s Boston Globe has a story about the recent dismissal of a criminal case against two Boston city officials for their involvement with an alleged union extortion scheme designed to pressure non-union businesses to give work to…
  • Feb 17

    BREAKING – AFT Union WITHDRAWS Petition to Unionize Penn Grad Student

    BREAKING – AFT Union WITHDRAWS Petition to Unionize Penn Grad Student
    Last summer, my pro bono representation of a group of University of Pennsylvania graduate students caused a bit of a brou-hah-hah among the SWJ‘s leading the unionization of Penn’s graduate schools.  (It also garnered me the…
Rank this Week: 3306

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 29

    NC Supreme Court Allows Brokers’ Fair Market Value Testimony

    NC Supreme Court Allows Brokers’ Fair Market Value Testimony
    The North Carolina Supreme Court has held that real estate brokers may legally testify regarding the fair market value of real property in condemnation cases. In NCDOT v. Mission Battleground Leasco, LLC, the condemnee attempted to offer the…
  • Mar 28

    Appellate Court Affirms Our York Verdict

    Appellate Court Affirms Our York Verdict
    I tried a case in York County, PA involving a condemnation of the former York County Prison. My clients purchased the property in the ‘80s and were waiting for the right time to develop the property when it was taken by the City of York…
  • Feb 27

    NJ Court Rejects Argument That Condemnor Drove Down Property’s Value

    NJ Court Rejects Argument That Condemnor Drove Down Property’s Value
    A New Jersey appellate Court on Monday upheld a $4.4 million valuation of a parking lot condemned by the city of Hoboken. In Ponte Equities Inc. et al. v. City of Hoboken, the property owners sought additional damages claiming that the city…
Rank this Week: 2775

Duncan Linton LLP Blog

Duncan Linton LLP Blog

Covers construction law, employment law and wills and estates in Canada.

https://www.kwlaw.net/blog/
  • Mar 21

    New Standard Lease for Ontario Landlords and Tenant

    New Standard Lease for Ontario Landlords and Tenant
    Last month, the Ontario government released a new, “easy to understand” standard lease that will be mandatory for any private residential leases signed on or after April 30, 2018. This lease applies to apartments, condominiums,…
  • Mar 13

    Implementation of the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017

    Implementation of the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017
    The Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 was passed last December, bringing significant changes to the industry that will impact every new construction project. For now, the provisions of the new act are not yet in force, but many are…
  • Feb 10

    Gift or Loan? Family Money Transfers and Divorce

    Gift or Loan? Family Money Transfers and Divorce
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently ruled on a case involving the transfer of money from father to son that was invested in the son’s matrimonial home. In finding that the transfer was a gift, the court clarified the …
Rank this Week: 1973

Best Practices Construction Law

Best Practices Construction Law

Construction-related blog focused on transportation, healthcare, technology and legal trends. By Stites Harbison PLLC.

http://www.bestpracticesconstructionlaw.com/
  • Mar 20

    Do Not Pass “Go” You Out-of-State, Unlicensed Contractor

    Do Not Pass “Go” You Out-of-State, Unlicensed Contractor
    I forgot how much fun it was playing family board games as a child.  We recently dusted off some of the oldies like Sorry, Life and Monopoly to play with the kids.  I laughed uncontrollably the first time I got to say, “Go…
  • Mar 5

    In Construction, There’s A Tattletale And There’s What is Right

    In Construction, There’s A Tattletale And There’s What is Right
    Sometimes, we avoid doing bad things because of the risk of getting caught.  Other times, we avoid doing bad things because we simply choose to do right things.  Whatever the camp you fall into, a recent government contracts case…
  • Feb 21

    Additional Insured Status: Playing the Speak-Out Game on a Construction Project

    Additional Insured Status: Playing the Speak-Out Game on a Construction Project
    Last weekend we played Speak-Out: Kids versus Parents, a game where you use a plastic thingy to obstruct your speech capabilities.  The winning team is the one that guesses the most phrases.  Reading and understanding an…
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Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

Covers construction and insurance issues in New Zealand. By Grimshaw & Co.

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/news-resources/
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Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
  • Mar 16

    5 Steps an Employer Can Take to Limit Liability for Sexual Harassment

    5 Steps an Employer Can Take to Limit Liability for Sexual Harassment
    A previous blog post discussed sexual harassment in the workplace. This post discusses steps that an employer can take to avoid liability for sexual harassment, or at least minimize legal exposure. 1. Have a Sexual Harassment Policy An…
  • Feb 13

    DOL Adopts More Flexible Test to Determine When Interns Must Be Paid Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

    DOL Adopts More Flexible Test to Determine When Interns Must Be Paid Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
    Just as many employers are heading into the 2018 summer-intern recruitment season, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it has abandoned the rigid six-factor test in use since 2010 to determine whether interns of…
  • Jan 26

    Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect on February 11, 2018

    Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect on February 11, 2018
    On January 12, 2018, Maryland became the latest state to require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, when the Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the bill last year. The bill - known as the…
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Texas Construction Law Blog

Texas Construction Law Blog

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Mar 7

    The Storm After the Storm

    The Storm After the Storm
    Co-authors: Russell Jumper and Tim Fandrey. Published in Cleaning & Restoration Magazine.  Just as the Texas coast assessed the magnitude of Hurricane Harvey’s damage, Hurricane Irma was taking shape in the Atlantic. Fewer than…
  • Feb 7

    Protecting Yourself in a Volatile Labor Market

    Protecting Yourself in a Volatile Labor Market
      Co-authors: JP Vogel and Tim Fandrey. Published in Build Houston Magazine. Texas is a hot-bed for construction. In 2016, according to the Virtual Builders Exchange, Texas was second only to New York in construction expenditures,…
  • Nov 15

    A Myth About Delay – Revisited

    A Myth About Delay – Revisited
    Construction lawyers routinely deal with delay claims. I have presented or defended more of them than I can remember.  That is why I was curious when, earlier this year, I received a series of email invitations to presentations on the…
Rank this Week: 2285

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

Provides legal information and resources for federal construction contractors. By Payne Hackenbracht & Sullivan.

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Feb 13

    On the Road to Connect Business and Government!

    On the Road to Connect Business and Government!
    We recently hit the road with Onvia, a leading government market intelligence company that was just acquired by Deltek. The combination of Onvia and Deltek’s GovWin IQ provides enterprise, mid-market, and small business customers with…
  • Feb 1

    National 8(a) Winter Conference – Changes Coming for SDVOSB

    National 8(a) Winter Conference – Changes Coming for SDVOSB
    Hello from Nashville, Tennessee! I’m currently at the National 8(a) Association’s Winter Conference and had the privilege of participating in a great panel discussion with some of the leading small business scholars and…
  • Jan 31

    The GAO’s Electronic Docket May Be Going Live Soon!

    The GAO’s Electronic Docket May Be Going Live Soon!
    The Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2014 required the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) to establish an electronic docketing system for bid protests. Now, four years later, there are indications that…
Rank this Week: 1501

TexLaw Today Blog

TexLaw Today Blog

Covers how businesses growth in North Texas intersects with current legal developments. By Mark L. Hill of Scheef & Stone, LLP.

http://www.markhilltx.com
  • Feb 11

    Arbitration – Friend or Foe

    Arbitration – Friend or Foe
    Arbitration is an increasingly common alternative to traditional resolution of business disputes in state and federal courts.  Most sophisticated businesses have used or experienced contracts with arbitration clauses at some point in the…
  • Nov 15

    A Little Secret About Trade Secret

    A Little Secret About Trade Secret
    A business commonly has all sorts of valuable assets. Most businesses have some combination of assets such as real estate, equipment, inventory, cash, receivables and patents just to name a few. One class of assets that can be…
  • Nov 15

    A Little Secret About Trade Secret

    A Little Secret About Trade Secret
    A business commonly has all sorts of valuable assets. Most businesses have some combination of assets such as real estate, equipment, inventory, cash, receivables and patents just to name a few. One class of assets that can be…
Rank this Week: 1756

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3072

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
  • Jan 3

    Varying Interpretations of Lien Law Section 3’s Consent Requirement

    Varying Interpretations of Lien Law Section 3’s Consent Requirement
    Last September, the New York Court of Appeals granted a motion for leave to appeal the Fourth Department’s decision in Ferrera v. Peaches Café LLC, 138 A.D.3d 1391, 30 N.Y.S.3d 765 (4th Dep’t 2016). In Peaches, the Fourth…
  • Oct 27

    How Contract Drafting Effects the Establishment of a Lien Fund

    How Contract Drafting Effects the Establishment of a Lien Fund
    According to the New York Lien Law, a mechanic’s lienor who is a subcontractor may only recover on its lien claim if it can establish there is a Lien Fund. That means the lienor must establish that funds were due and owing from the…
  • Sep 12

    When The Party Is Over For A Party Wall

    When The Party Is Over For A Party Wall
    A recent case from Supreme Court, New York County, clarifies a limit to the rights of a property owner that shares a party wall with a neighbor who redevelops its site without relying on the party wall. The post When The Party Is Over For A…
Rank this Week: 1826

Construction Law blog

Construction Law blog

By Holland & Hart LLP.

http://www.hhconstructionlaw.com/
  • Dec 19

    Denver’s Initiated Green Roof Ordinance Goes into Effect January 1, 2018

    Denver’s Initiated Green Roof Ordinance Goes into Effect January 1, 2018
    By: Jim Borgel In November’s general election, Denver voters approved the so-called green roof ordinance, which goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Under the ordinance, all new buildings in the City and County of Denver that are 25,000…
  • Dec 19

    Denver’s Initiated Green Roof Ordinance Goes into Effect January 1, 2018

    Denver’s Initiated Green Roof Ordinance Goes into Effect January 1, 2018
    By: Jim Borgel In November’s general election, Denver voters approved the so-called green roof ordinance, which goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Under the ordinance, all new buildings in the City and County of Denver that are 25,000…
  • Nov 14

    Diversity in Commercial Real Estate

    Diversity in Commercial Real Estate
    By: Anna Eberlin Commercial Real Estate Women Network, or CREW, is an organization that supports women’s advancement in the commercial real estate industry. CREW has been conducting research and developing industry white papers since…
Rank this Week: 2188

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction…

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction Law and Litigation Blog

Covers construction law and litigation in Canada and, in particular, the Province of Ontario. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.ontarioconstructionlaw.com/
  • Dec 6

    The Ontario “Construction Lien Amendment Act” Passe

    The Ontario “Construction Lien Amendment Act” Passe
    On December 5, 2017, the Ontario Legislature passed Bill 142 – the “Construction Lien Amendment Act” which will dramatically change and modernize the Ontario Construction Lien Act (to be re-named the Construction Act)…
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  • Sep 21

    Hacked By By XwoLfTn

    Hacked By By XwoLfTn
    Hacked By XwoLfTn Long life for Tunisia  long life to Palestine ./Exit  
Rank this Week: 3517

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1353

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 3782

Natural Resources and Mining Law…

Natural Resources and Mining Law Blog

Covers energy law and real estate and property law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://mininglaw.jmbm.com/
  • May 9

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry
    By Kerry Shapiro Last week, President Trump signed an executive order with potentially wide-ranging implications for the mining industry and many other affected stakeholders. The order directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review…
  • May 9

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry
    By Kerry Shapiro Last week, President Trump signed an executive order with potentially wide-ranging implications for the mining industry and many other affected stakeholders. The order directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated
    My partner, Jon Welner, is a leading practitioner of prevailing wage law in California and is the Chair of JMBM’s Prevailing Wage Group. He is also a member of JMBM’s Natural Resources and Mining Group and advises and defends the…
Rank this Week: 2125

Rousseau Mazzuca LLP Employment &…

Rousseau Mazzuca LLP Employment & Construction Law Blog

Covers employment, labour and construction law blog.

http://www.rousseaumazzuca.com/blog/
  • May 8

    Court of Appeal: Oral Contract Term Not Enforceable

    Court of Appeal: Oral Contract Term Not Enforceable
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently overturned a lower court’s decision that had awarded damages to an employee who believed, on the basis of a discussion he had upon hiring, that he would be entitled to a significant benefits…
  • May 8

    Court of Appeal: Oral Contract Term Not Enforceable

    Court of Appeal: Oral Contract Term Not Enforceable
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently overturned a lower court’s decision that had awarded damages to an employee who believed, on the basis of a discussion he had upon hiring, that he would be entitled to a significant benefits…
  • May 3

    Alberta Employee Entitled to Coverage for Medical Marijuana

    Alberta Employee Entitled to Coverage for Medical Marijuana
    Many employers and employees have questions about the impact the government’s planned legalization and regulation of marijuana will have on their workplace.  We’ve previously blogged about the emerging issue of benefits…
Rank this Week: 1718

Michigan Construction Law

Michigan Construction Law

Focuses on developments in Michigan construction law.

http://michiganconstructionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Michigan Legislature Renews Effort to Abolish Prevailing Wage

    Michigan Legislature Renews Effort to Abolish Prevailing Wage
    On January 18, 2017,  Senators Peter MacGregor, Dave Hildenbrand, and Arlan Meekhof, introduced S.B. 0003, which would repeal Michigan's Prevailing Wage statute (PA 166 of 1965; MCL 408.551, et seq) in its entirety. The proposed…
  • Jan 5

    New Skilled Trades Regulation Act Impacts Section 114 of Michigan Construction Lien Act

    New Skilled Trades Regulation Act Impacts Section 114 of Michigan Construction Lien Act
    During the recent lame duck session in December, 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed a series of bills aimed at consolidating the licensing and regulation of skilled trades, including residential builders, electricians, plumbing and…
  • Dec 2

    FAR Amendments Designed to Speed Up Payment to Subcontractor

    FAR Amendments Designed to Speed Up Payment to Subcontractor
    On November 25, 2013,  the DOD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to incorporate a new clause to provide accelerated payments to small business subcontractors.The new clause [FAR…
Rank this Week: 3979